GIG REVIEW: Corrosion of Conformity & Meadows Live at Colchester Arts Centre, UK
Miguel De Melo
Corrosion Of Conformity‘s only UK club show to promote their new Album titled “No Cross No Crown”, which was discovered written somewhere on the Arts Centre premises themselves by the band 3 years ago when they got back together to the current formation after a 10 year break following the legendary album Deliverance.
The Colchester Arts Centre is a Medieval church converted into an amazing music venue. The band for personal reasons wanted to make sure of this appearance after spending two days at Download festival and heading to Germany for one last show before heading back home to the US.
Meadows – a local band, with personal ties to the Arts Centre itself presented a convincing performance, with a more technical style of Metal, which didn’t disappoint me or the audience, which seemed to be familiar with the band members.
If you weren’t fortunate enough to be there, you missed a monumental performance by the Kings of Stoner Metal, even with missing drummer Reed Mullin due to surgery, and even with Pepper Keenan himself undergoing surgery quite recently putting on a show and a half.
If you ever fancy watching a proper Rock show, these guys are natural performers, who feel each note they play on their bones. Legendary night, which more than justified a 210 mile car round-trip.